Digestive Health Tea – Two Teas You’d Be Crazy Not To Drink
There are two teas we drink at home that have excellent health benefits, many more benefits than most people reralize. One is Green Tea, the other is Yerba Mate Tea.
Yerba Mate Tea
This herb and tea is native to several South American countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Paraguay. It is very popular there and now other countries and is often used more than coffee and other types of tea.
Yerba Mate is very well known for it’s naturally energy boosting properties, much like the caffeine in coffee but without the nervousness or jitters some get from it. Along with increased energy, some people claim it adds mental sharpness and focus as well.
Yerba Mate contains theobromine, the xanthine that is the stuff that’s also found in chocolate and can help lift your mood.
Phenols contain potent antioxidants that protect our body from harmful and cancerous cellular destruction. These can be found in some fruits and herbs. Yerba Mate contains more of these than even Green Tea does.
Also found in Yerba Mate is saponins, a phytochemical that has been shown to stimulate the immune system which helps further protect us from disease.
Yerba Mate increase the body’s metabolic rate, reduces appetite and stimulates the releasing of fat cells.
Other nutritional value of Yerba Mate:
Vitamins A, C, E, and many of the B-complex group.
Minerals include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium.
And…. fatty acids, amino acids, pantothenic acid, 15 amino acids, trace minerals, flavonols, and chlorophyl.
Green tea, possibly wider known than Yerba Mate, also has huge health benefits for those who drink it daily. We like to alternate between these two teas to ensure we get the full health benefits they both provide!
Also a rich source of polyphenols, it helps protect against the growth of cancer cells. Research has also shown it to lower bad cholesterol levels.
Improves heart health
The polyphenol resveratrol, found in red wine is the reason some people (such as the French) who drink it can also get away with a diet rich in fat without any increased risk in strokes or heart attacks. Turns out another polyphenol found in Green Tea, known as EGCG, is twice as powerful as resveratrol.
Green Tea can also increase the body metabolic rate, suppress appetite, and stimulates cleansing of the cells.
Drink both Yerba Mate and Green Tea to improve your digestive health and to really get things going, add a powerful prebiotic digestive supplement for plenty of digestive enzymes and dietary fibers your intestinal tract requires for good digestive health.